These super delicious truffels are really good for you. The dates provide you with plenty of vitamins and minerals. They are good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Also containing essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. And vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. The nuts are high in protein, packed with heart-healthy fats and minerals like iron and zinc. I use raw cocoa for even more health benefits, since I use it in it’s raw uncooked state the antioxidant level is much higher than in processed cocoa.
- 1 cup macadamia nuts or cashew nuts
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/4 cup raw cocoa
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- for decorating; shredded coconut, chopped pistachios…sprinkles….
Soak nuts for an hour, drain and pat dry.
Blend all the ingredients in the food processor. Adding a splash of water if it appears to be too dry. Then roll in to bite size balls and roll into shredded coconut.
You could add things like dried cranberries, or goji berries if you like.